Join Date: Jun 2009
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Never a dull moment!
So much for Pixel being all over her spay. Today she has a big lump on her belly, right beneath the lower incision site. It's not painful to palpation, and she's acting completely normal, running, plays, eating and BARKING.
I was a LITTLE concerned that it COULD be a hernia, so I called the vet office. They said that it was more likely a seroma, from her being too active, too soon. I told them that, far from being active, We'd had to carry her around on a pillow for a week following her surgery! She wasn't allowed to run or jump even when she felt better at the end of the week, until the full week was up.
Still they said that as long as she feels OK, it's probably just a seroma, and to "keep an eye on it." (they also told me that seromas take a LONG time to go down) Naturally, we're leaving for VT for the weekend with my elderly parents, who can't drive, so can't go if we don't take them. My son is staying at our house to look after Pixel and Panda, and we're taking Kodi with us. Lucky him. Now he has a dog with a "medical issue" to watch (with a vet over an hour away) and another one in heat.
I feel bad for him! And I'm going to worry. If it weren't for my parents, I wouldn't go. My brother (whose house we are visiting) will keep. But my parents... They are 87. They are healthy, but you never know how much more time you'll have with them!
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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